Stacy Westfall first meets Ellen DeGeneres

If you want the short version just jump to around the 4 minute mark where you can see Ellen spin on Roxy. The audio was cut out for the length of the song because the whole video kept getting pulled due to copy right.

Although this is labeled and was shown as ‘part two’ on the show it was the first time that I had met Ellen. When you see Ellen walk down the steps and I ride over and jump off…that is when it happened.

It was a great experience. I loved the part where Ellen was spinning Roxy because you can see how well Roxy was reading her rider. When the rider was more cautious…Roxy was more cautious. As the rider became more confident, Roxy stepped up the speed. That last set of spins was going somewhere!

The neatest part for me was gaining first hand experience of meeting such a popular person. It allowed me to feel those nerves, I mean the excitement 😉 of meeting someone very well known.

But you know the best part? Roxy’s reaction. Roxy showing us all that no matter ‘who you are’ horses are going to look at how you treat them and judge you by that.


  1. polopaula on February 10, 2012 at 1:40 am

    Congrats to you all!

  2. Amanda Accordino on November 17, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    ahh i love this! i can see my horse doing the same thing! you’ve done a fabulous job with roxy- and she’s not even yours! that gives me great hope cuz the horse i ride isn’t mine either but we manage to do well and we get along greater than i could have even imagined.

  3. Janet on November 17, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    I have a question for you Stacy, I was wondering how did the impact of being on Elleen, change the direction of where you were going with your career and if looking back on it do you think you would be doing what you are now and did you ever thing that you would be reaching such a large scale of interesting people and sharing it world wide?

  4. Janet on November 16, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    I love this video for the reaction that you see with Roxy, at one point in the spins she accually compenates for Eleeen being off balance and picks her up and recentres her. As Elleen’s. body relaxed Rocky took her to the next level in the spin. I love watching the body langauge of the horse and how well they read humans,and as you said they do not judge on how popular or well know a person is, the except us for face value,

  5. Nikki on November 16, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    OMG thats funny… yess it made me laugh when Ellen left after your little riding lesson. So what do I have to do, to get you over to germany ??

    Thank you for sharing.

    big cheers

  6. Shae on November 16, 2011 at 10:22 am

    As always stacy you have the power to make me weepy. Love what you do and love that you share it on your blog!!
    You are blessed

  7. Alice on November 16, 2011 at 8:47 am

    I love your humility, Stacy. My kids & I went to our local library and saw your name on the cover of Young Rider magazine. You are pretty well known too! Anyway, we’re all equal in God’s eyes.

  8. Deanna on November 16, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Great videos! I saw your bareback and bridleless video a few years ago and wished I could do something like that one day. I am well on the way now. It’s funny that you say you were nervous and excited about meeting such a popular person–that’s how I’d feel about meeting you!

  9. LINDA on November 16, 2011 at 7:02 am

    I enjoyed watching you on that episode of Ellen….she made me laugh when leaving the scene bow-legged and I think she asked you ‘How long does this last?’

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